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Hello everyone, I was wondering, have WWE ever had a FACE non-american WORLD champion? For non-american I mean not from usa,mexico or canada.
Every foreign world champion I can think of was either Heel at the time (like Yokozuna or Great Khali) or pre-wwe.
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no, not that i can think of, foreigners are rarely face - if they are they aren't world champion status
 

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I doubt it. It's easier to get an American over here than it is with someone who has a thick foreign accent.

And, by the way, Yokozuna was an American. He was born in San Francisco, CA.

Antonio Inoki
His reign isn't officially recognized by WWE.
 

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Inoki won the title when it was the WWF, Sammartino when it was the WWWF.
 

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Inoki doesn't count though, as it's not officially recognized by WWE. That reign never happened.
 

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Thought so ^^ well, a foreign face champion could be a nice change, maybe an english or japanese one doesn't sound that wrong, at this point he could be a "first time in history"
 

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As I said earlier, it's incredibly difficult to get a foreigner over as a face in America. Therefore, I doubt it will ever happen.

Tatsu's a face, but he's completely irrelevant. Who else is a face? Gabriel eventually, but he won't win the WWE Championship. Kofi is definitely a possibility. Ezekiel is a future WWE Champion, too, IMO.
 

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Oh well, I see your point soxfan93 and I agree with it 100%, just wondering if I missed something on the road ^^
Sadly i can't see Kofi win a world title, as for Ezekiel if he'll win one he will probably be as an Heel :)
 

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I'm not sure about that, before he joined The Corre he was pretty over.
 

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I honestly don't think Sheamus would work as a face. His accent is thick and he looks ridiculous. People prefer to make fun of him than cheer for him.
 

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Seamus would be my guess for which foreigner gets it first as a face -- provided he turns.
probably the best shout, along with kingston
 

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I agree. I like him, but it'd be incredibly difficult to convince all the kids to cheer for Beaker... I mean Sheamus. :side:
 
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